Inconnu - Lalalu Rosé 2017
85% Mourvèdre, 15% Merlot
From the importer-
Inspired by the French tradition of vin de soif, or “wine of thirst,” Laura Brennan Bissell started Inconnu to create pleasurable, fresh, earth-driven wines at accessible prices. After internships with Unti and Matthiasson in California, Laura was hooked and decided to start her own project. Working closely with growers who farm organically (either working or certified), Laura is sourcing fruit unique vineyard sites across California, with the goal to display their distinctive characteristics through subtle winemaking. Fermentations are spontaneous, sulfur is kept to a minimum, and there are no other interventions in the cellar. The resulting wines are bright, mineral, and highly drinkable, showing a great devotion to the craft while still being priced well enough to enjoy every day.
85% Mourvèdre, 15% Merlot from a single, organically farmed (not certified) vineyard in Contra Costa. Sandy loam soils. Aged in old barrel for 5 months.